On the weekend of 26th to 28th August Breaking the Frame is holding a ‘get-together’ / holiday at a small conference venue in a small village, 1 hour from Camarthen (by bus), in mid-Wales.
This event will be smaller (probably less than 30) and more informal than the Breaking the Frame gatherings in 2014 and 2015: an opportunity to talk about and organise around technology politics.
The programme will depend on what attendees offer. We expect the programme be less packed and with more time for hanging out/walking etc than previous gatherings. The village boasts a couple of pubs.
The venue has about 10 beds and 9 mattress spaces, plus camping space, and there is more space indoors if you bring your own sleeping mat/mattress.
Please read the notes below carefully before booking
Please note: For convenience we are using a Bristol-based events booking system (you can ignore the requests to share your data with Facebook). We are using the bank account of Human Genetics Alert (an organisation closely linked to Breaking the Frame) to handle the money for this event.
The ticket (£25/head) covers food and venue cleaning. Please pay for accomodation when you arive – there is no fixed accomodation rate, the owner insists that people only pay what they can afford.
After you have booked your ticket please email info@breakingtheframe to let us know:
- Your full name
- Whether you require a bed or a mattress to be reserved for you
- Whether you have any specific dietary requirements (eg vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc)
If you’d like to come, please book your place as early as possible.
Please also think about whether there’s some sort of workshop you’d like to offer and also whether you can contribute to the entertainment. And if you’d like to bring any friends please do ask them to book places too!
WHEN CAN I ARRIVE AND LEAVE?
Guests are invited to arrive any time on Friday 25th August, and leave any time on Tuesday 29th August. Guests can also arrive later or leave earlier.
A slightly earlier arrival date may be possible too – please get in touch to discuss that further if that’s of interest to you.
The main program will start on the morning of Saturday 26th, so most of us will be arriving on Friday.
There is no public transport from the village on the bank holiday Monday, so that day will be a full day of the event.
WHAT’S THE ADDRESS OF THE VENUE?
WHAT’S THE VENUE LIKE?
The venue is a large, charming old house, similar in many ways to the venue for previous Breaking the Frame gatherings, Unstone grange.
You can see pictures of the venue including the rooms and find out more, at the venue’s website: www.create-ahh.org.uk
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Find full directions to the venue by car, train, coach, taxi, local bus or bike at the venue’s website: www.create-ahh.org.uk
The venue is about 1 hour from Camarthen train station, if travelling by local bus.
A return bus ticket is £6.90. Bus number 460 stops about 5 minutes from the venue (bus stop name ‘Felindre, Drefach Shelter’).
The local bus service does not run in the evenings or on Sundays / bank holidays.
By taxi, the cost from Camarthen is around £34 to £40 (before 10pm).
WHAT DOES THE EVENT COST?
Attendees are asked to pay only what they think they can afford for the accomodation.
A £25 deposit is requested upon booking to cover the cost of the food, wood for the stove and the cleaning bill (any left over will be donated to venue host).
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE BEDS / MATTRESSES / SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS?
All beds and mattresses will be allocated to attendees before the event.
We are asking attendees to inform us if they want to book a bed or a mattress, so please let us know if you want a bed or a mattress and one will be reserved for you.
Bedclothes / bed linen and covers are provided for all beds and mattresses.
There are some separate rooms, some containing more than one bed, plus a large dorm space in the loft.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org